Nike has revealed the finals designs for its upcoming “On Air” collection. The pairs were created by six local designers from around the world to represent their respective cities: New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai. 

Teasers originally surfaced this past July at a media event that gave a taste of what to expect from the finished products, but now Nike has unveiled the official pairs to the public. Despite the original contest being held last year in conjunction with Air Max Day 2018 in March, these pairs will not be hitting retailers until April 2019. 

Nike Air Max 98 “La Mezcla”

City: New York
Designer: Gabrielle Serrano
Price: 200€
Style Code : CI1502-001

Serrano’s design highlights the diversity of New York City’s population with an upper comprised of different skin tones. The diversity theme is also carried out on the insoles that are covered in various flags from around the world. Grey cracked leather wrapping the mud guard is a nod to NYC’s urban environment, while minimal mint green accents represent the Statue of Liberty. 

Nike Air Max 97 “Neon Seoul”

City: Seoul
Designer: Gwang Shin
Price : 200€
Style Code : CI1503-001

Gwang Shin was inspired by the neon signs seen all over the South Korean capital at night. A matte black Air Max 97 is accented by the colors seen on the Taeeguk symbol of Seoul’s flag. A large reflective Swoosh has also been added to the side panel, a feature not commonly seen on the popular retro runner. 

Nike Air Max 97 ‘London Summer of Love’

City: London
Designer: Jasmine Lasode
Price : 200€
Style Code : CI1504-100

This vibrant colorway represents summertime in London. Lasode took a more personal approach to her design by using a first date on Primrose Hill as her theme. Notable hits include a gradient Air bubble and “97P” branding stripe running through the mid panel

Nike Air Max 1 ‘Tokyo Maze’

City: Tokyo
Designer: Yuta Takuman
Price 150€
Style Code : CI1505-001

The Air Max 1 has been covered in a black-and-white maze graphic to represent the complex Tokyo subway system. Red accents pay homage to the Tokyo Tower, while rainbow laces add another eye-catching pop of color to the otherwise muted design.

Nike Air VaporMax Plus ‘Paris Works in Progress’

City: Paris
Designer: Lou Matheron
Price : 240€
Style Code : CI1506-001

Photos of a building under construction in Paris inspired Matheron’s design. Grey, blue, and yellow are pulled from the colors seen at the site. Notable hits include an industrial midfoot strap and large yellow Swoosh screwed onto the side panel.

Nike Air Max 97 ‘SH Kaleidoscope’

City: Shanghai
Designer: Cash Ru
Price : 200€
Style Code : CI1508-400

This Air Max 97 has been remixed to represent clouds floating in the Shanghai sky. The multi-layered design features a translucent material across its upper, minimal red branding, and overlapping pull tabs on the tongue and heel to create a sense of dimension. 

The Nike “On Air” Collection will be available through Nike SNKRS app on April 13th

Via SoleCollector

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